NELA Virtual Sale

We look forward to connecting with you at the 2022 New England Library Association conference in Manchester this October. In anticipation, we invite attendees and member libraries to receive 30% off selected titles, and free shipping with promo code MAS071.

In 2017, the University of Massachusetts Press launched a new imprint, Bright Leaf, which publishes insightful and accessible books about New England. Written for a popular audience, Bright Leaf titles tell stories—about New England’s history, culture, and environment, and about New Englanders themselves. Treating topics that range from the history of slavery and whaling to architecture, birding, and the natural world, Bright Leaf books entertain and inform. It comes as no surprise that these titles have received awards and garnered attention from major media outlets like the Boston GlobeThe Portland Press Herald, Publishers Weekly, the New York Times, Book TV, NPR, VPR, and New England Public Media.

If you are interested in booking events with our authors, please contact Courtney Andree at [email protected].

Fine print: MAS071 expires on October 31, 2023.


Rescuing Ellisville Marsh

The Long Fight to Restore Lost Connections

Eric P. Cody

Playing God in the Meadow

How I Learned to Admire My Weeds

Martha Leb Molnar

A Union Like Ours

The Love Story of F. O. Matthiessen and Russell Cheney

Scott Bane

Letters from Red Farm

The Untold Story of the Friendship between Helen Keller and Journalist Joseph Edgar Chamberlin

Elizabeth Emerson

The Combat Zone

Murder, Race, and Boston's Struggle for Justice

Jan Brogan

Minds and Hearts

The Story of James Otis Jr. and Mercy Otis Warren

Jeffrey H. Hacker

I Believe I'll Go Back Home

Roots and Revival in New England Folk Music

Thomas S. Curren

Legends of the Common Stream

John Hanson Mitchell

Lost Wonderland

The Brief and Brilliant Life of Boston's Million Dollar Amusement Park

Stephen R. Wilk

At Home

Historic Houses of Central and Western Massachusetts

Beth Luey

Flight Calls

Exploring Massachusetts through Birds

John R. Nelson

Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds

A History of Slavery in New England

Jared Ross Hardesty

Went to the Devil

A Yankee Whaler in the Slave Trade

Anthony J. Connors

At Home

Historic Houses of Eastern Massachusetts

Beth Luey

Boston's Twentieth-Century Bicycling Renaissance

Cultural Change on Two Wheels

Lorenz J. Finison

Massachusetts Treasures

A Guide to Marvelous, Must-See Museums

Chuck D'Imperio

Williamstown and Williams College

Explorations in Local History

Dustin Griffin

Concrete Changes

Architecture, Politics, and the Design of Boston City Hall

Brian M. Sirman

Bricklayer Bill

The Untold Story of the Workingman's Boston Marathon

Patrick L. Kennedy, Lawrence W. Kennedy, Bill Rodgers

House Stories

The Meanings of Home in a New England Town

Beth Luey